Water Testing Kits
Water Testing Kits should be in every emergency kit
This website is mainly devoted to emergency water situations. We have a number of articles which try to give you ideas where to find water as well as emergency water purification methods. This article is going to be about water testing kits, which could come in extremely useful during a water crisis to check contamination.
Since the body can only live a few days, according to the conditions, without water, this precious liquid needs to be at or near the top of the priority list in a water emergency or disaster situation. The best plan is of course to be prepared by having emergency water supplies on hand. If, however, you haven't done this, you need to immediately take stock of the amount of safe drinking water available and start storing it in clean containers. Sometimes when a disaster strikes, it may last longer than you think and your water supply could quickly run out.
When you have a severe water shortage for any reason, it is not only important to be able to find water or have it available near by, but to make certain the water you have or can obtain is not contaminated. During a disaster situation one of the worse things that can happen is for someone get ill from drinking contaminated water. Drinking contaminated water usually brings on vomiting and diarrhea. This will take all the fluids out of your body very fast. If you are already in a water shortage situation, this will make things considerable worse as the fluids you are losing must be replaced or you will become very weak, very fast.
Other articles on this site have given you ideas on how to obtain water and how to make it as pure as possible under the circumstances. However, it would be a very big plus if you had a few water testing kits available. Water testing kits can tell you if there is still contamination present and just how dangerous it is. With these kits and acquired knowledge of emergency water purification, your chances for survival will be significantly greater. If you also have some purification tablets, you should be able to take care of your water needs for a very long period.
There are a number of water testing kits available, but you should try to purchase a good quality, very versatile testing kit. If you have gone so far as to check on the kits, you will probably find the same companies who have water testing kits also have water purification tablets. You will find most testing kits to be very reasonably priced, and the tablets very cheap to purchase. While you are at it, you may want to check into a simple water filter as well.
Water is so available in most countries it is taken for granted. We don't even think about what would happen if it were suddenly non existent or in very short supply. Disasters and emergency situations can happen anytime, anywhere. With just a little time, a small investment and forethought, you can be prepared, and you can survive the worse.
Water testing kits and other emergency supplies can be found available from a large number of companies on the internet. The prices and selection may vary from site to site, so you will want to browse around before making a decision. If you have any questions, be sure and ask. Most companies can make suggestions if they know what you are looking for.
Our website has a huge selection of articles to help you survive a disaster. Water is life and we have dozens of quality articles on emercengy water purification methods and we hope this article on water testing kits has been useful.